Update (July 21): B.C. RCMP are now searching for two missing males from the burning vehicle. See this article for more information.
While an investigation into the suspicious deaths of two tourists in northern B.C. has been garnering international attention, another person was found dead today in a separate case in the Northern Interior.
Today (July 19), Dease Lake RCMP responded to a vehicle fire located south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37.
Officers who arrived at the scene found a pickup truck aflame with no one in the vehicle.
As the fire was being investigated, a passing motorist notified officers about what appeared to be a body at a nearby highway pullout.
When officers investigated, they found a dead male.
Investigators have yet to determine whether or not these two scenes are connected.
The B.C. Coroners Service is also involved in the investigation.
Any witnesses or anyone who has dashcam footage is asked to contact Dease Lake RCMP at 250-771-4111, the North District Major Crimes Unit at 250-613-6744, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
No connection has been stated or implied between what was discovered at Dease Lake and the two dead tourists found on the Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs on July 15.